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the u.s. economy and the fed's role in monetary policy. he called on congress to raise the debt ceiling in the release of u.s. can pay its bills. he spoke at the gerald ford school of public policy. >> thank you very much. it is also my great pleasure to welcome all of you here today. on behalf of the gerald r. ford school of public policy, the university of michigan is extremely honored to welcome the hon. ben bernanke, chairman of the board of governors of the federal reserve system. today's conversation is the latest in our series of distinguished lectures, policy talks at the fort school. we're so pleased that region white can introduce to the events and we're also very president marye sue: here today as well as -- we also have several of the university's executive officers and beans. i would like to welcome all of them and thank them for joining us today. it is an honor and truly personal pleasure to introduce our next guest. the fed's charges to provide a healthy economy. this is a complex and critically important mission and it makes the person at its helm one of if not the most
the economy. actual real-world events. this, for example, is what happened to the vix on october 24th, 2008, that big red arrow there. that's when the stock market crashed in '08, one of the worst days of the great recession, record high vix. another spike happened may 20th, 20 2010 when there was sudden new that is europe's economy was even in worse shape than we thought. it spiked at a two-year high august 8th, 2011, when the u.s. credit rating got downgraded. republicans in congress threatened to default on our national debt and credit rating got downgraded. wall street freaked out. vix went way up. you can think of a high vix reading, a spike in the vix as a red light flashing. alert, alert. maybe your economy is tanking. maybe it isn't. but a lot of people on wall street have reason to believe that it is. panic. today, as he kicks off his inauguration weekend, president obama was given a great present by the vix. this is the present that vix gave to barack obama today to celebrate his inauguration as a second-term president of the united states. look. happy inauguration, mr. president.
attached to it. >> heather: let's talk about the economy. the president starts his new term. less than 1% rate it as excellent. 9% say it's good shape. that is up a touch from his first inauguration but 91% of voters say economic conditions negatively today. why are we here again? >> you have to wonder. i point you back to november the conditions haven't changed all that much in two months. i would imagine that those exact numbers were the same on election day, and the american people not only re-elected the president but gave us the same senate in the house as we had before. so as much as they are saying economy isn't going well, when they had an opportunity to change things they voted for more of the same. >> heather: you mentioned congress, finally two polls dealing with that. first since president obama was re-elected, 30% think he has been more bipartisan in working with congressional republicans, 55% the majority says he has been more confrontational? >> i think some of the number for confrontational they are saying that as a positive. certainly democrats want him to be more confro
the burden of a slow economy, constant uncertainty, and ever-changing government rules that chase jobs and opportunity overseas. one day to day life costs more, and jobs pay less, we do not solve the problem by delaying decisions, raise taxes, or refusing to tackle the most pressing economic challenges. you deserve better. with the swearing in of a new congress and the inauguration of president obama, this is the opportunity for a fresh start, but because government debt affects all of us, republicans will not simply provide a blank check for uncontrolled spending , a rational borrowing, and constant nickel and dime tax increases. the issues that we face today are not an impossible obstacle. they are merely the challenges of our time. we have the guidance of great leaders of the past that have faced tougher challenges than this with grace and dignity like dr. martin luther king jr., who won said the most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others? it is a good word for all of us , and a clarion call that should ring in our ears on his birthday weekend. regardless o
's second inauguration speech and he was in the a similar situation to barack obama. the economy was struggling. and he did not give a speech that was designed to say, heal the nation's wounds and bring the nation together. he gave a surprisingly polarizing speech saying we have a ways to go. we have got a -- it's not about more for those who already have much. it's about helping those who have nothing. it was called the one-third of the nation speech, because he pointed out, look, we are not at the promised land, i see a nation that has a long way to go. do we quit now. i expect actually, look barack obama's main goal is to democratic house in two years. unless he does that, he will not legislatively anything that he wants. so, if that is -- we are going to see a test of that in this speech and we will see a test of that in the first few days of the administration. if the agenda is polarizing, then we see himming looking at 2015. >> van, do not go too far, when we come back, a rare look inside a place few people have ever seen before. an historic part of the u.s. capitol, stand
percent.when it comee to the issues however.. 51 percent disapprove f ow he's handling the economy... and 57 percent on't like his plans for the deeifit. 3 preparations are underray in university of maryland's marching and willlbe pounninn the pavement down pennsylvania avenne on monday. the - 222-member band beat out hundredssof other marching bands forrthe honor. 3 (ssudent) "this wiil be my very last perrormance with the mighty sound f aryland cause im raduating ii may"((tuddnt )"i think it shows a ot of the pride we have in thiss university..and urrstate" state" the first pressdential parade the university of maryland pprformed in was in 1917.... for president woodrrw wilson. 3 tooay is a national day of ssrvice... nd president obama and theefirst ladd wiil be at an event today. vice president joe biden and his 3 thh wassington aree. 3& ervvce bbgan in 1994 aa away to honor civil rights leader 3 3 the 13th aanual martin lluherr &pking junior parade kkckk off will feature coomunity marching bands, high-stepping now li
. and -- but the economy, we've had a tough four years. and she's known for wearing her fashions over and over again. i wonder whether she'll make a fashion statement and wear a dress she's already worn. >> now that would be a big statement because she certainly hasn't been afraid to do that before. >> exactly. >> let me ask you about something from back from 2008. she wore this lemongrass-colored outfit designed by a cuban american designer actually, isabelle toledo. was that a good choice do you think? is that a good dress for her? >> you know, it was funny because a lot of people had a lot to say about there particular outfit. you know, it was her first term as first lady, as well. and you're out making a statement. now, it was both conservative, yet the color was a little different. you know, it's not necessarily everybody's cup of tea. but the point is, she liked it. and i think that was the statement there, that she was saying, i'm going to be wearing what i like to wear. what i'm comfortable in. and that's what it's about. fashion is about making a style statement that says "i'm in control here,
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